Journal article

The Mediterranean dietary pattern and depression risk: A systematic review

A Altun, H Brown, C Szoeke, AM Goodwill

Neurology Psychiatry and Brain Research | Published : 2019


Background: Depression is a major global health burden and psychiatry requires evidence-based primary prevention and treatment strategies. Evidence suggests that certain dietary patterns, in particular, components of the Mediterranean diet, possess key biological factors associated with abating depressive risk and disease progression. We sought to evaluate the existing evidence regarding the association between the Mediterranean diet and depressive symptoms by conducting a systematic review. Methods: A search of published studies was conducted using the computer databases Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, Scopus and Google Scholar, for articles in the English language published from inception to A..

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